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CVP-2 Guidelines hailed as game-changer for premium content sharing

The Digital Living Network Alliance believes it has the technology that will enable Pay TV operators to harness unmanaged CE devices as an extension of their own trusted network using standards-based technologies in the form of CVP-2 (Commercial Video Profile 2), the extension to the DLNA guideli

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Anvia wants DVR on every screen, underpinned by DLNA

ACCESS has been showing how DLNA can provide the foundations for whole-home DVR and how, in future, the combination of DLNA HTML5 and RUI will support the secure distribution of premium video and the display of advanced UIs on managed and unmanaged devices around Pay TV homes.

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Comcast RDK open gateway software initiative expands beyond cable as momentum grows

Comcast’s RDK designed originally as an internal platform for IP migration for the operator is now set to be deployed across the whole pay TV ecosystem and not just the cable sector.

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Broadpeak takes the CDN further into the home

Making more linear/live content available to multiscreen devices within the home is becoming a priority for more platform operators. One of the technologies that helps to support this, nanoCDN from Broadpeak, will be deployed for the first time this year.

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Pay TV in danger of losing subscribers without home gateways

Pay TV operators are in danger of losing subscribers to their rivals if they cannot support the streaming of IP content from their gateway device to other set-top boxes and multiscreen devices, Mike Paxton, Senior Analyst at SNL Kagan MRG (Multimedia Research Group) warned today.

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DISH dramatically expands Hopper whole-home client options

DISH Network is set to use connected TV devices as clients for its Hopper Whole-Home HD DVR platform, complementing its own client devices, the Joey set-top box and the recently announced SuperJoey set-top box with physical satellite tuners.

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The Connected Home at International CES 2014

Not surprisingly, there has been a lot of Connected Home related news coming out of Las Vegas this week during International CES 2014. Here is a round-up of the video entertainment related news, starting with links to stories we have published elsewhere:

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Open source STB middleware takes a bow at International CES

CES is turning into big show for Frog, the independent open source software solution for Pay TV operators provided by Wyplay. This solution was announced at IBC last September but is being officially launched in Las Vegas.

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Staples and British Gas target smart home, challenging service providers

More service providers are becoming interested in the opportunity that the smart home gives them to increase loyalty and explore new revenues.

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Service providers, utilities and retailers will fight for smart home

Service providers are looking for the next big opportunity beyond broadband and television and many think it is the smart home.

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